“Anatomy of a fall”: Emmanuel Macron congratulates Justine Triet on her Oscar

“Palme d’Or, César and Oscar for best original screenplay. Congratulations to Justine Triet and her team. French pride! “ , wrote Emmanuel Macron on X Monday March 11, congratulating Justine Triet for the Oscar which was awarded to her in Los Angeles on Sunday evening.

The film by the 45-year-old filmmaker was in the running for five Oscars but not for best foreign film, France not having officially presented it in this category. He finally won the statuette for best screenplay, crowning an extraordinary journey that began at Cannes.

By winning the Palme d’Or in May 2023, Justine Triet was the only artist at the Cannes festival to have devoted her thanks to delivering a heartfelt word, evoking “the historic contestation of pension reform, denied and repressed in such a way shocking.”   She also rebelled against “the commodification of culture that the neoliberal government defends” , which is “breaking the French cultural exception” .

The Minister of Culture at the time, Rima Abdul Malak, said she was “stunned” by his speech. And the President of the Republic, Emmanuel Macron, had not expressed his congratulations, contrary to custom.

Mr. Macron finally congratulated the director in January, on the occasion of the two Golden Globes won by the film. Justine Triet then also made a splash at the Césars, with six distinctions, including those for best film and best direction.

The World with AFP


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